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Directions (Q. Nos. 1-8) Select the best option from the four alternatives given below and shade the appropriate answer in the space provided for it in the OMR answer sheet.


1.         When he found the wallet his face glowed but soon it faded as the wallet was . . . . .

            (a)  empty                    (b)  vacant                   (c)  recovered              (d)  stolen

1.         (a)

            Empty is the suitable word, so option (a) is the correct answer.


2.         The researchers will . . . . .some of the causes of increasing poverty in the state.

            (a)  fund                       (b)  investigate            (c)  promote                 (d)  circulate

2.         (b)

            The researchers will investigate some of the causes of increasing poverty in the state. So, option (b) is the correct answer.

3.         Reason has the capability to test and verify the consistency of our beliefs and it exercises a/an _________ effect in _______ cases, helping to deduce possible sources of error.             

            (a)  Reconciliatory, questionable                    (b)  Synthesizing, dubious

            (c)  Corresponding, equivocal                              (d)                          Harmonizing, doubtful

3.         (d)

            The second blanks are very similar hence we deduce from the correct option from the first blank. Reason helps in deducing sources of error in “____” cases and in doing so exercises a “_______” influence. Since harmonizing is the most appropriate world the correct answer is (d).


4.         All letters received from Government should . . . . .  be acknowledged.

            (a)  suddenly               (b)  obviously               (c)  immediately          (d)  occasionally

4.         (c)

            Immediately is the correct word, so option (c) is the correct answer. 


5.         The note should be . . . . . to all the concerned departments for their consideration.

            (a)  regulated               (b)  requested              (c)  carried                   (d)  forwarded

5.         (d) 

            Forwarded is the suitable word of this sentence, so option (d) is the correct answer.


6.         I had a vague . . . . . that the lady originally belonged to Scotland.

            (a)  notion                    (b)  expression            (c)  imagination           (d)  theory

6.         (a)

            Notion is the suitable word of this sentence, so option (a) is the correct answer.


7.         The prisoner showed no . . . . . for his crimes.

            (a)  hatred                    (b)  obstinacy               (c)  remorse                 (d)  anger

7.         (c)

            The prisoner showed no remorse for his crimes. So, option (c) is the correct answer.

8.         It is inconceivable that in many schools children are subjected to physical . . . . . in the name of discipline.

            (a)  violation                 (b)  exercise                (c)  violence                 (d)  security

8.         (c)

            Violence is the suitable word, so option (c) is the correct option.


Directions (9-18): Analyze the following passage and provide an appropriate answer for the questions that follow.


            An independent investigation into Nestlé's cocoa supply chain has found numerous child labor violations and kickstarted an ambitious plan to eventually eradicate forced labor and child labor in its production cycle.

            The study was carried out by the Fair Labor Association with Nestlé's support.

            "Our investigation of Nestlé's cocoa supply chain represents the first time a multinational chocolate producer has allowed its procurement system to be completely traced and assessed. For too long, child labor in cocoa production has been everybody's problem and therefore nobody's responsibility," said FLA President Auret van Heerden.

            It means Nestlé is the first chocolate-maker to comprehensively map its cocoa supply chain – and can work on identifying problems areas, training and educating workers and taking action against child labor violations.

            The FLA investigation found violations of Nestlé's own supplier code, including excessive hours and unpaid workers. It also found 72 percent of injuries were from workers using machetes.

            But child labor remained the primary concern for the FLA which said there were systemic and cultural challenges to overcome in Ivory Coast.

            Jose Lopez, Nestlé vice president of operations, told CNN: "There is no way, that long term, a company like ours can accept a situation like this. So it's a matter of how fast, how well, and how many people have to participate in getting these sorts of problems behind us.

            "We are determined to make real impact and hopefully also to be used as a lighthouse to show others that it's just a matter of getting started."

            He added: "My sense is that what we want to do here is to prove that it can happen. We will work with the World Cocoa Foundation and be in schools, we will work with International Cocoa Initiative and gather the cooperatives and put people there ... to give training on the farmers. We will work with the government on the action plan, we will work with the certifiers.

            "It is true that what is new is purely an expression of the will to assemble everybody, to break down these silos and to get the action moving, instead of each one of us trying to give his own interpretation and his own answer."

            The FLA recommended Nestlé tell every person in its supply chain about the company's code of practice which bans child labor, and make sure people are trained and expected to uphold the code.

            The FLA also said Nestlé has developed a strategy to improve practices by its Ivorian workers, including producing an illustrated guide to the supplier code by October and, in the longer term, train key suppliers to try to create a workforce dedicated to protecting children.

            Van Heerden said: "By inviting FLA to completely map and document its cocoa supply chain, consumers will have the complete picture they need to hold Nestlé, the largest food company in the world, accountable for where its cocoa comes from ...

            "Now that its supply chain has been mapped, Nestlé will be held accountable for the kind of sustainable and comprehensive changes that ensure a future of responsibly-sourced, code-compliant cocoa."


9.         What does the word ‘machetes’ mean in the last line of the 3rd paragraph?

            (a)  A weapon 

            (b)  A knife with a narrow blade used for cutting and peeling

            (c)  Knives used as implements

            (d)  Machinery/tools used for operations

9.         (c)

            Machete means a knife with a broad blade which can be used as a weapon or as implement for cutting vegetation


10.       What would be an appropriate title for the above passage?

            (a)  Nestle advances Child Labour battle-plan

            (b)  Ethics do rule in the Corporate World

            (c)  The battle of Good over Commercialization

            (d)  Hope, as seen through Nestlé’s actions

10.       (a)

            The passage talks about Nestlé’s move to fight the child-labor battle. Hence, option A is the closest and describes best the essence of the passage.


11.       What is the general tone implied in the above passage?

            (a)  Narrative  

            (b)  Descriptive or Informative

            (c)  Judgemental

            (d)  Opinionated

11.       (b)

            The passage describes well Nestlé’s current position and the measures being adopted by the organization to take a firm stand.


12.       Why has this battle for child labour been initiated by Nestle?

            (a)  A required code of ethics led them to do so

            (b)  Authentic accusations against the corporation requires them to look into the matter

            (c)  Nestle has never taken up the responsibility of accountability in its operations and is now being questioned

            (d)  Child-labour issue is used as a highlight to undermine other more important issues

12.       (b)

            FLA’s involvement in the matter and the need to look into the “use of children” in organization’s operations made them dive deep into the matter


13.       Which of the following methods have not been adopted by Nestle to ensure they meet the code of ethics regarding child-labour?

            (a)  Mapping its supply chain to increase accountability

            (b)  Inviting the FLA to map and document its cocoa supply chain

            (c)  Training and educating workers

            (d)  Complete tracing and assessment of its procurement system

13.       (b)

            The organization does not invite the FLA to take care of the child-labour issue


14.       What is the ‘key task’ ahead of Nestle to combat issues of child labour put forth by the FLA?

            (a)  Highlight issues of importance like child-labour on humanitarian grounds and be famous

            (b)  Eradicate forced labour

            (c)  Remove child labour in its production cycle

            (d)  Both B & C above

14.       (d)

            Line 2 of the first paragraph clearly states so.


15.       What does the author mean by ‘systemic and cultural changes’ in the last line of the 4th paragraph?

            (a)  Relating to or common to the current system and the way the involvement of children in the operations exists culturally

            (b)  Systematic following of rules and regulations and not violating the moral code of ethics

            (c)  Going against the current existing norm to extend support in meeting moral norms

            (d)  Changing the culture towards child-labour that is being followed in the world ever since industry came into existence

15.     (a)

          Adopting changes relating to a system and existing work culture.


Directions (Q.Nos 16 to 20) : Given below are a few commonly used foreign language phrases, select the correct answer from the four options given below.


16.       Mala fide

            (a)  generous                                                   (b) bad intension

            (c)  trustworthy                                                (d) genuine

16.       (d)


17.       Tabula rasa

            (a)  clean slate                                                 (b) agitated

            (c)  deprived                                                    (d) creative

17.       (a)


18.       Carte blanche

            (a)  slavery                                                      (b) complete discretion

            (c)  anarchy                                                     (d) dependent

18.       (b)


19.       De jure

            (a)  illegal                                                         (b) heir

            (c)  concerning law                                          (d) forbidden

19.       (c)


20.       Raison’s d’etre

            (a)  logical conclusion                                     (b) reason for existence

            (c)  free choice                                                (d) dubious argument

20.       (b)


Directions (Q. Nos. 21-25) Select the word that is spelt correctly.


21.       (a) Paraphernalia        (b)  Paraphrenalia       (c) Paraphernalia        (d)  Paraphrennalia

21.       (a)

            Paraphernalia is correct spoiling among these options.

22.       (a)  Enterprenuer         (b)  Entrepreneur         (c)  Entrepenur            (d)  Enteruepeur

22.       (a)  Enterprenuer is correct spelling, among these options.


23.       (a) Onomaetopoeia    (b)  Onomoatopoeia    (c)  Onomatopoeia      (d)  Onomatapoeia

23.       (c)

            Onomatopoeia is correct spelling, among these options.


24.       (a)  Hemorhage           (b)  Haemorhhage       (c) Haemorrhage (d) Hemoorhage

24.       (a) 

            Hemorhage is the correct spelling, among these options.


25.       (a)  Dylexsia                (b)  Dyslexia                (c)  Dislexid                 (d)  Dislecsia

25.       (b)

            Dyslexia in the correct spelling, among these options.


Direction (Q.No. 26 – 30) :  In the following questions, four alternatives are given four the idioms / phrases. Choose the one which best express the meaning of the given idioms / phrases.


26.       To flog a dead horse

            (a)  to revive interest in a subject which is out of date

            (b)  to beat a horse that is dead

            (c)  to do interesting things

            (d)  to try to take work from a weak horse

26.       (a)


27.       An axe to grind

            (a)  difficult job                                                 (b)  hard labour

            (c)  private ends to serve                                (d)  punishment

27.       (c)


28.       From hand to mouth

            (a)  something repeated often                         (b)  consuming food

            (c)  to survive without saving                          (d)  hitting someone by hand on the mouth

28.       (c)


29.       To carry the conviction

            (a)  be extremely fond of anything                  (b)  bear the proof of the truth

            (c)  feel displeasure                                        (d)  make overtures of reconciliation

29.       (b)


30.       To wash dirty linen in public

            (a)  to quarrel openly

            (b)  to clean solid lines

            (c)  to understand the hidden meaning of the word

            (d)  to wash dirty clothes

30.       (c)


Directions (Q. Nos. 31-35). The sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. Shade the appropriate answer in the space provided for It In the OMR sheet.


31.       A : Progress in diagnosis, in preventive medicine and in treatment, both medicinal and surgical, has been rapid and breathe taking.

            B : Much in medicine which is not taken for granted was undreamt of even as recently as 20 yr ago.

            C: Presently small pox has been eradicated, poliomyelitis practically banished, tuberculosis has become curable and coronary artery disease surgically relievable.

            D : The dramatic surge in the field of molecular biology and research by immunologists and geneticists has succeeded in controlling parasitic diseases like malaria and river blindness that affect millions of people round the world.

            (a)  BOCA                    (b)  BACD                    (c)  BCAD                    (d)  BDAC

31.       (c) 


32.       A: I am trying to forget the nightmare, but it still haunts me.

            B: I still shudder every time I think of it.

            C: But I don't have an option.

            D: I am afraid to venture on another journey by ferry.

            (a)  ABDC                    (b)  BADC                    (c)  DCAB                    (d)  ABCD

32.       (b)

            The correct answer is given by option (b) as both DC and BA are mandatory pairs. Moreover, C is the concluding sentence.


33.       A: The same year, I started classes at Punkunnam in Thrissur.

            B: The number of students increased as years went on.

            C: Gopala Bhagavathar, who passed away recently, also associated with me.

            D: We were known as ‘Pushpagiri brothers’ in those days.

            (a)  CABD                    (b)  CDBA                    (c)  ABCD                    (d)  DACB

33.       (c)

            CD is a mandatory pair and A is the opening sentence for the sequence as indicated by the starting of classes at Punkunnam. B, C and D are all connected to the experience or aspect associated to the classes. Thus, option (c) is the correct answer.


34.       A: Be especially wary about the pillow you use for your neck.

            B: A thin pillow works best.

            C: It's a myth that you need to surround yourself in big cushions; these won't relieve the pain.

            D: Don't use too many cushions around you.

            (a)  DCAB                    (b)  ABDC                    (c)  BACD                    (d)  CBAD

34.       (a)

            A is the opening sentence as it introduces the concept. Only option (b) begins with A and hence is the correct answer.


35.       A: Instead, many deaths and injuries result from falling objects and the collapse of buildings, bridges and other structures.

            B: Earthquakes almost never kill people directly.

            C : Fire resulting from broken gas or power lines is another major danger during a quake.

            D : Spills of hazardous chemicals are also a concern during an earthquake.

            (a)  CABD                    (b)  DACB                    (c)  DCAB                    (d)  BACD

35.       (d)


Directions : (Q.No. 36-Q.No.38) : In each of the following questions a word is followed by four options. You have to choose the option that is the most appropriate synonym to the given word.


36.       Bonhomie (feeling of togetherness)

            (a) Friendliness           (b) Wrath                     (c)  Very                            (d) Greed

36.       (a)


37.       Candour (frankness)

            (a) Enthusiasm           (b) Openness              (c) Freedom                      (d) Intimacy

37.       (b)


38.       Bashful (hesitant and embarrassed)

            (a) Haughty                 (b) Discreet                 (c)  Shy                        (d) Upset

38.       (c)


Directions (Q. Nos. 39-40) : In each of the following questions a word is followed by four options. You have to choose the option which is most opposite in meaning to the given word.


39.       Termagant (quarrelsome)

            (a) Charming                     (b) Turbulent         (c) Brawling                 (d) Shrewish

39.       (a)


40.       Ignoble (disgraceful)

            (a) Huge                      (b) Worthy                   (c) Known                    (d) Hypocritical

40.       (b)


36-40.  Vocabulary - Synonyms and Antonyms – Medium

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